Ports -- From east to
west coasts and port cities in between—how
to get there and what to do during pre- or post-cruise time in
-- Today’s Alaska cruises offer a little something
for every lifestyle, from small excursion vessels offering casual
informality and soft adventure to megaships with a dazzling array of
activities and options.
-- Is it really “Better in the Bahamas” as the old tourism slogan
Cruise Lines' Private Islands -- Established to provide
a beach break on an island (or part of one) reserved for their
exclusive use, most are located in the Bahamas chain of "home"
-- Probably the most popular misconception about Bermuda is that
it’s a Caribbean island. It
-- Sparkling turquoise water, stretches of sandy beach, and the beat of a steel drum band are just the main ingredients
of a Caribbean cruise.
The Baltic -- From the white
cliffs of Dover to Copenhagen and beyond, the centers of power,
charm, history, and art in Northern Europe.
The Mediterranean -- Cradle of ancient civilizations and
playground of the jet-set, the Mediterranean offers tantalizing sights
for history buffs or those who want to sunbathe in the buff.
jet airplanes made the Hawaiian Islands more accessible to visitors, the
spirit of Aloha has flourished in America's Pacific paradise.
Surely, though, the most satisfying way to arrive is the same way the
first Polynesians did--by sea.
Riviera -- Long the treasured
playground of Hollywood movie stars and jet-setting celebrities, the
west coast of Mexico was a well-kept secret until television’s “Love
Boat” began its weekly journeys through the waters of the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles to Acapulco.
England & Canada ~ Northeast Passage -- The
increasing popularity of Northeast Passage and Fall Foliage cruises has
proven to be a boon for inquisitive cruisers.
America -- Travel tips from a frequent visitor to South
-- Only a two-hour time difference from the west coast of the
United States, Tahiti is light-years away.
Born of volcanic violence, the islands typify an earthly paradise
with unrivaled beaches and lush tropical scenery.
Sightseeing can be a large add-on
expense to a cruise vacation. Should you choose
vs. Independent Touring?
CruiseDiva.com offers decision-making
suggestions and also helps you
Take a look at
"Ship Time" vs.
"Island Time" and find out that's all
Québec City: Queen of the St. Lawrence
of Call review by Pat Woods
Georgina Cruz on Tours
that Multi-Task and learn how to enjoy both the cultural and
natural attractions in your ports of call as she tours in Australia and
New Zealand during a Diamond Princess cruise.
of the Galapagos -- An ecotourism cruising adventure on Quasar Nautica's Lammer Law, by Stewart B. Nelson, Ph.D.
Canal Cruises & Vacations contains a wealth of information
about what to see and do when your ship is in port or partially
transiting the Panama Canal.
Shore Trips --
Take charge of your port
calls by pre-booking shore excursions. All are personally selected
by travel professionals to enhance your days ashore.